Wyoming Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wyoming Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): Wyoming Hazardous Waste Management Rules and Regulations (HWRR) Chapter 1, Section 262(a) Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): HWRR Chapter 1, Section 264(a) and HWRR Chapter 1, Section 265(a) (interim status) Notification requirements: HWRR Chapter 1, Section 262(a)(v), HWRR Chapter 1, Section 264(a)(iv), and HWRR Chapter 1, Section 265(a)(iv) (interim status)

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Wyoming incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Wyoming as of May 3, 2019, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs). The state also incorporates by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans.

· Administration and enforcement. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Wyoming.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

HWRR Chapter 1, Section 262(a)(v), HWRR Chapter 1, Section 264(a)(iv) and HWRR Chapter 1, Section 265(a)(iv) (interim status)

Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator of a TSDF or an LQG to notify immediately either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical ...


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